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March 26, 2012

Inspiration/Realization: Something’s Gotta Give

Filed under: Inspiration/Realization,Movies — Miss Plumcake @ 7:50 am

Poor sweet Norma Jean died before completing the 1962 romcom Something’s Gotta Give, but not before leaving behind a few tantalizing test shots, like this wardrobe test featuring the radiant Miss M in a black and white bombshell dress.

The equally divine Miss Charles Busch admitted he had Marilyn’s dress in mind when he asked Michael Bottari and Ronald Case to design the famous black and white number for his smash satire Die, Mommie! Die! where he plays aging star Angela Arden whose career is as dead as her husband is about to be.

and now Coldwater Creek (I know, no I know, but I went through the whole catalog without coming down with early-onset menopause, maybe I’m just lucky) is offering a very pretty variation on the black and white floral theme.

This can easily be a four season dress. A pair of sweet heels and a clutch in sherbet colors makes it perfect for Spring. Little sandals for Summer, pumpkin skimmers (and maybe a thin ivy belt?) for Autumn and Winter is a no-brainer with screaming red stilettos and coordinating cardi.



  1. Coldwater Creek (I know, no I know, but I went through the whole catalog without coming down with early-onset menopause, maybe I’m just lucky)

    Ha! Ha ha! Great one.

    Comment by Astra — March 26, 2012 @ 11:02 am

  2. Coldwater Creek has gone down hill over the years but I will always love them for the radical notions they have
    1. 90% of their clothes come in all sizes from petite to plus
    2. They put the petite and plus sizes on the SAME RACK
    as the standard sizes, meaning I don’t have to go to the 4th
    floor behind furniture and gift wrap to find the plus size

    Comment by Thea — March 26, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

  3. Hey, now! Some seasons CC is the pits, but other seasons it’s a decent place to find workplace casuals in all sizes. I love that pretty much everything they do comes in sizes 2 to 24. I did recently discover they only carry petite trousers to size 18, which is a bummer. No, CC isn’t super-fantastic, I *know*, but it’s not the worst place a size-20 forty-something could buy a few sweaters to wear to work, y’know?

    Comment by Jezebella — March 26, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

  4. I’ve had 2 unfortunate experiences with Coldwater Creek — ordered attractive looking pieces from the catalogue, and when they came found that they were such low quality that I sent them back.

    Comment by Nancy — March 27, 2012 @ 7:23 am

  5. CC has had some slammin-looking stuff this season – but whenever I click on those particular items, they’re out of everything above a 12, including this dress.

    Comment by Cynthia LaLuna — April 10, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

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